Subaru, Ford, Toyota, Peugeot and Citroen all issued recall notices have for a variety of safety concerns recently.
First cab off the rank is Subaru with a recall notice issued for 2021 Outback models (VINs found here) which may have had the electronic brake booster incorrectly set up preventing it from operating correctly.
If the EBB operates incorrectly the cruise control cannot be set, the stop lamp remains on, the battery may become flat, and more pressure may be needed when applying the brakes.
Another recall notice came for 2021 Subaru Outback models (VINs found here) concerning the camera mis-recognising roadside objects and miscalculating the travelling direction of an oncoming vehicle.
This may result in the system unexpectedly activating the pre-collision braking feature which can lead to an accident with injury or death.
In both recalls from Subaru, known affected owners will be contacted and asked to arrange an appointment to have the issues rectified by a dealer, free of charge.
A small number of 2021 Ford Transit vans (VINs found here) have been recalled due to a manufacturing fault with the rear driveshaft bearing support bracket which may hold the driveshaft at an incorrect angle causing excessive wear.
Over time this could lead to the driveshaft detaching and hitting the road or digging into the road surface. In turn, this may lead to the vehicle being lifted or tipped over.
Ford will attempt to contact affected owners to arrange an inspection and repair, if necessary, free of charge.
Two recall notices also came from Toyota with the first about 2015-2019 Landcruiser 200 Sahara models (VINs found here) which may have an incorrectly printed compliance label.
In affected vehicles, the compliance label incorrectly shows a seating capacity of 8 instead of a seating capacity of 7 making the vehicle not compliant with the Australian Design Rule 61/02.
Similarly, 2019-2020 Toyota Hilux 4x2 Hi-Rider vehicles (VINs found here) have also been recalled due to an incorrect compliance label.
In this case, the GVM Capacity of 2850kg is printed on the compliance label instead of the correct GVM Capacity of 3050kg. This makes the vehicle not compliant with the Australian Design Rule 61/02.
In both cases, affected owners will be contacted in writing and will need to arrange a free replacement of the compliance label with their preferred dealer.
The final recall notices come for the following vehicles:
2014-2017 Peugeot 208
2014-2017 Peugeot 2008
2014-2017 Peugeot 308
2015-2017 Citroen C4
2015-2017 Citroen C4 Cactus
In affected vehicles, the braking system’s power assistance may be lost or reduced due to a reduction of available vacuum in the system. This is caused by degradation of the timing belt from aged engine oil.
Brakes will still be operable, but power assistance reduction or loss may increase the risk of an accident, injury or death occurring.
Owners will be contacted and asked to present their vehicle at the respective dealership for an inspection, software update and replacement of affected parts.
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